ACB on Tuesday evening arrested Ajmer senior clerk of Ajmer Municipal Corporation, Surender Kumar, while accepting pay off of Rs 5,000 from a contractor for passing bills. A chaiwala (tea dealer), Premnath, was likewise arrested for being the middleman.
As per sources, contractor Kaushal Kishore Chittoria owns a firm which works for construction of road, drainage and other construction works of municipality. Recently, he finished a repair work in municipality’s garden and was sitting tight for payment. The complainant expressed, when he approached Surender, the latter requested Rs 5,000 as bribe to clear the cheque and instructed to pay the sum to Premnath, who offers tea outside the corporation’s gate.
Afterward, Kaushal disclosed the entire matter to ACB office in Ajmer after they arranged a trap. Kaushal paid the money to Premnath and informed the Surender who requested that the chaiwala to bring money to him.
When Premnath given over the cash to Surender, ACB team caught them red handed. The twosome will be produced in the court on Wednesday.